Title: Range based model for technology requirements: hybrid vehicle technology assessment case study

Authors: Stephen W. Jordan, Tugrul U. Daim

Addresses: Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland OR 97207, USA. ' Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland OR 97207, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a performance based technology assessment model. The model was used in a case study aimed at improving the performance (mpg) of a basic hybrid vehicle. The assessment model and case study included a gap analysis, a scouting report for candidate technologies, a technology evaluation and selection model, implementation recommendations, and a diffusion and adoption analysis. Hybrid vehicles are an emerging innovation in vehicle manufacturing that can potentially reduce the amount of carbon emissions associated with |mainstream| vehicles.

Keywords: technology assessment model; range based scoring; hybrid vehicles; performance evaluation; mpg; miles per gallon; automobile industry; automotive technology; hybrid electric vehicles; hybrid technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2007.017063

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.7 No.4, pp.314 - 326

Available online: 06 Feb 2008 *

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